34 Inspirational Gifts Ideas That Will Motivate Anyone

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: November 26, 2023

    Once in a while, we all need a little motivation to keep us going. If someone needs a little pick-me-up uplifting gift idea, our list of inspirational gifts fits the bill. Give them the optimism, positivity, and mindfulness they need to crush it in life and work.

  1. Inspire Pop-up Cards
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    ThoughtFulls pop-open cards feature elegant designs on the outside and surprise messages tucked inside, sure to brighten spirits and capture hearts. Invite them to embrace the journey ahead with the moving quotes within this set. Each box includes 30 pop-open cards, each with a different inspiring quotation inside, and the back of each card has space to write a personal note.

  3. Quiet Courage Necklace
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    Find perfect balance, love, and serenity with this sterling silver Quiet Courage Necklace. This charm necklace brings vitality and harmony to daily life, as the wearer feels courage from garnet, a calmness and persuasion to manifest dreams in the smokey quartz, and perfect life balance from the yin and yang. This sweet, special keepsake will pull an outfit together and make the wearer feel centered. It makes an excellent gift for anyone who needs courage in the storm! 

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  6. Keep Going Bracelet
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    This stainless steel trinket makes a thoughtful gift for your best friend. An engraved hidden message cuff is an excellent gift with a funny, inspirational message. Is this from a famous Bible verse? No. But it’s pretty great nonetheless. Give her a simple, sassy reminder to keep trudging on, even on the most challenging days. It’s a simple bangle cuff that you can wear with anything. The perfect gift to inspire and keep them going!

  8. Unicorn Affirmation Cards
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    Even pessimists like positivity, so comedian Suzi Barrett created these inspirational but not-cheesy affirmation cards. Providing the fun of a horoscope with a little less woo-woo and full of positive affirmations, this whimsical box will help you help yourself. No shamanistic consult is required! 3.75 x 5 inches; 50 cards, plus instruction card.

  10. Thumb Stone
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    Worry or thumb stones are often used for stress relief, meditation, and anxiety reduction. It is believed that rubbing the thumb stone between the thumb and forefinger, can Toysdone stimulate nerve endings that send messages to the brain. The result is a feeling of calmness. 

  12. You Are… Rug
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    Let them know they are enough. These premium area rugs boast an exceptionally soft touch and high durability and are made from 100% polyester. They are available in three versatile sizes. They are the perfect home decor accent to any room in your home, featuring thousands of designs from your favorite artists on a subtle chevron pattern. 

  14. 52 Lists For Happiness Journal
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    Drawing on happiness research and her philosophy, Moorea Seal creates an inspiring tool for list lovers everywhere to discover the keys to their unique happiness and bring more joy and balance into their lives. This beautiful, undated hardcover journal with 52 listing prompts encourages readers to reflect, acknowledge, and invest in themselves and ultimately transform their lives by determining what makes them happy.

  16. Workout Water Bottle
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    Inspirational quotes inspire you all day. Use this bottle to go hiking, climbing, running, going to the gym, or working. This bottle is designed to hold 32oz of water and has a carrying strap. This water bottle with a quote is intended to motivate and keep you going, as well as a custom time marker to help you keep track of your water consumption. It conveniently fits in most cup holders. This water bottle is constructed with durable BPA-Free materials, lets you drink on the go, and prevents spills. 

  18. Table Top Reminder
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    This inspirational quote is an everyday pick-me-up reminder to start your day on the right foot. This wood box sign is the perfect size for an entryway table, desk, nightstand, or any wall in your home. It makes great wall art, too! The lettering is engraved in wood so that the lettering won’t fade or peel. This sign is made of a natural, approximately one-inch thick wood plaque.

  20. This is the beginning 
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    A hardcover notebook includes 160 lined pages for all those thoughts, ideas, to-do lists, field notes, and feelings you want to get out of your brain. Each page has a perforated edge that lets you rip the pages out easily to show off your doodles and thoughts.

  22. Hustle Hard Mouse Pad
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    There’s nowhere better to put a constant reminder to hustle than on their desk. Keep your loved one hustling at work and the humor going while they are home on their computer. This Mouse Pad is 9.25″ x 7.75″ with a quarter-inch thickness, giving excellent mobility and durability when using your mouse. It is made out of durable neoprene and consists of a soft rubber backing with a Polyester top. 

  24. Girl, Wash Your Face
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    With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy and reveals the practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.

  26. I Am Very Busy Tumbler
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    Sip happiness with this super popular tumbler now with one of our favorite mottos. Take your drink to go, or keep your tumbler at work when you need to look cool. Trust us; you’re going to look cool. Plus, it holds 16 ounces of your favorite drink, so fill it up. Sip hooray! It makes a beautiful thank you as well.

  28. I’m Magical Mug
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    This mug sure gets its point across. Tell someone they are as unique as a unicorn every morning over coffee. Printed on both sides with premium ink, it will not fade over the years. 100% safe for dishwasher and microwave. This will no doubt become their favorite coffee mug. 

  30. You’re F’n Awesome Candle
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    Ms. Betty’s Original Bad-Ass You’re F’N Awesome scented soy candle will make the perfect creative and funny gift for that person you want to make a smile. These hand-poured candles are made with all-natural vegan soy wax, come in 11-ounce rock glass containers, and burn for approximately 75 hours. 

  32. Hatch New Ideas Notebook
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    There’s nothing like cracking open a fresh new notebook. If you know someone with creator block, maybe this notebook can help them hatch some new ideas. It’s designed to help them transform daydreams into reality. This beautiful, cloth-bound notebook is organized into three sections: Conceive, Incubate, and Hatch. The system breaks down grand ideas into realistic action items, offering a framework for brainstorming, tracking ideas, evaluating their merits, and deciding which ones to pursue and execute. 

  34. Handmade Love Bracelet
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    Hand-beaded in the Ngong Hills of Kenya, our Maasai Maker Mums unite to bead these bracelets as a community. We create them as reminders that we are all connected, no matter how far we may be from one another. The joyful colors and patterns are instantly mood-lifting & will put a smile on your face. Stack them together or wear one at a time; they are made to be mixed & matched! They are great for kids, too, as they enjoy them all summer long jumping in and out of the pool!

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  36. Babe Ruth Desk Reminder
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    Inspired by wise words from the Babe, enjoy a lasting reminder to swing for the fences with this unframed art print. This classic photo is the perfect finishing touch for the baseball enthusiast’s desk or bookshelf, a sporty tip of the hat to Babe Ruth’s storied career.

  38. No One’s Perfect Tee
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    It’s okay not to be perfect. No one is perfect, but sometimes we need a little reminder. Plain color t-shirts are 100% ethically sourced cotton and slim fit, but if that’s not their thing, order a size up—only good vibes with this tee.

  40. Aspire To Inspire Before You Expire Mug
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    We all have to do our part before we expire. This coffee mug will inspire them every day! If they like coffee and motivational gift ideas, this coffee mug checks all the boxes! This mug is printed and shipped in the USA. 

  42. Peace & Love Earrings
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    The key to finding peace and love is all on the wrist. Or for Christine Schmidt: The fingers. Her playful mismatched studs are crafted to look like tiny illustrated hands holding the signs for “peace” and “love.” An understated, elegant detail with a powerful message makes an excellent gift idea for cheerful friends and loved ones who always find the bright side—a super adorable and unique gift.

  44. Hold It Down Collar Stays
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    These Collar Stays are a great inspirational gift for him. Every morning when you get dressed, these will remind him to hold it down. This stylish gift will help him look and feel good, inspiring him to be great! 

  46. F*ck Your Fears Wine Glasses
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    Are you looking for funny, inspirational gifts for women or men? Enjoy some inspiration while you sip your wine. Quit letting your fears run your life. You got this! The design is laser engraved into the glass. Whenever they have a terrible day at work, they can drink wine out of their fuck your fears glass, which will always make the day better.

  48. Killin it Clutch
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    This stylish yet roomy pouch will remind them daily that they are killing it. It’s great for makeup or drawing supplies. The images are beautifully printed on both sides and are made of 100% polyester polyester. They come in different sizes, too. 

  50. Mindfulness Journal
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    This journal is filled with prompts, quotes, and advice for those looking to reflect upon the quotidian experiences that often pass unnoticed daily. It’s a guide to a mindful appreciation of the places and people around you – and offers an interactive investigation of inner peace, solace, and meaning that will elevate your state of mind. It makes it great to think of your graduation gift.

  52. F-Bomb Paperweight
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    This paperweight is a constant reminder to be your best self. This F-Bomb paperweight inspires you to say, “F*ck it,” and go all out living your best life. This paperweight is a great conversation piece in the home, office, or anywhere you need to be inspired. 

  54. She Persisted Bracelet
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    Inspirational jewelry is very cool. This inspirational bracelet, a best seller, is a great keepsake for your best friend. Wear this cuff bangle as your reminder to keep going despite what may hold you back. It may not be easy, and there may be bumps along the way. And you will prevail when everything feels like an uphill struggle; know that the view from the top is worth it. Break the barriers, speak up, wear this cuff bracelet, and stand tall. 

  56. Motivational Pencils
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    Motivational quotes are great, especially when they’re said by Cardi B. Whatever kind of day she’s having, there’s a pencil in this pack that fits the mood. These old-school beauties are each printed with a phrase uttered by the one and only Cardi B that will boost your confidence by at least 110%. They make great Mother’s Day, Christmas, and birthday gifts, and they’re just pretty fun.

  58. Morse Code Bracelet
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    These cute and funny Morse code bracelets can be personalized with a Morse code message that only they will know. This meaningful jewelry is the perfect gift for that particular person in your life. Write them a secret message to keep between you or share it with the world! 

  60. Keep Shining Wine Tumbler
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    This inspirational stainless steel insulated tumbler is perfect for wine, beer, cocktails, or anything else you’d like to put in it. It keeps hot drinks and cold beverages cold for hours, and it comes in various color options! 

  62. Reminder Keychain
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    Sometimes, we need a little reminder that we’re fantastic! This keychain makes a great birthday gift for a daughter or grandparent or even a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day! With a sweet gift like this, you can’t go wrong!

  64. Rememory Game
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    Rememory is a thoughtful card game perfect for anyone interested in exploring the depth of their memory while creating new treasured moments with family and friends. To play, each participant picks three cards: one that says the person with whom the memory must include, which could be a grandparent, friend, or sibling; one says a time frame; the third has a loose prompt such as “that sound that still resonates” or “the accomplishment.”

  66. Scripture Stones (Set of Six)
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    These inspirational scripture stones are the perfect gift for your religious friend who finds comfort or inspiration from reading the Bible. Each stone is engraved with a powerful Bible verse to help get you or your friend through another in a hellbound, heathen-filled world. 

  68. Lavender Essential Oil
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    To be inspired, we must first find our center! This roll-on lavender essential oil is sure to do the trick. Calm your mind and spirit to focus on what you want to accomplish.

  70. Inspirational Canvas Wall Art
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    Find inspiration and positive life mottos with this 3D 12″x16″ canvas wall art. These easy-to-hang art pieces come in three sizes. Choose from 12×16, 16×24, or 24×36-inches. No matter the size of the room you’re trying to decorate, you can find an art piece to fit! 

    What are some inspirational gifts that help someone stay motivated on their goals?

    Motivational gifts can be like little cheerleaders, helping someone stay focused on their goals by providing constant reminders of what they’re working towards. They can be as simple as an inspirational quote on a mug or as elaborate as a custom goal tracker. The key is to find something that resonates with the recipient and give them that extra push when they need it most.

    Consider gifts inviting exploration and experimentation to encourage creativity and spark new ideas. Art supplies, writing prompts, or even a DIY craft kit can inspire them to unleash their inner artist. You could also look for unique gadgets or tools that help them tap into their creative side, like a portable sketchbook, a fancy pen, or an inspiring book with creative challenges.